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Posted by Verticus Erectus at 5:04 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Studiodaily.com has compiled a list of Oscar-Nominated screenplays that can be read online for free, including John Ridley's 12 Years a Slave. Click here to learn more and to start reading those screenplays.
Posted by Verticus Erectus at 4:12 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tony Award winner Billy Porter, star of "Kinky Boots," will world premiere his play WHILE I YET LIVE a the Duke (NYC)
Primary Stages will present While I Yet Live, a world-premiere play by Tony Award winner Billy Porter for its 30th anniversary season at the Duke on 42nd Street. Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller will stage While I Yet Live beginning in September. Porter's play "explores coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women."
If you still haven't seen the uber talented Mr. Porter in Kinky Boots, please watch the video below. You can learn more at Playbill.
Posted by Verticus Erectus at 5:15 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Gene Frankel Theatre has decided to kick off Black History Month with Nathan James' one man show, GROWING PAINS. This production is being dedicated to one of the shows that the theater is most famous for, The Blacks. Directed by Gene Frankel and written by Jean Genet, The Blacks was the longest-running Off-Broadway non-musical of the 1960’s. The legendary cast included James Earl Jones, Roscoe Lee Brown, Louis Gossett, Jr., Cicely Tyson, Godfrey Cambridge, Maya Angelou, and Charles Gordone.
The Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street
New York NY, 10012
January 30th - February 1st
Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min
Tickets: $20 at the door only Group rates are available with advance reservation For more information call: (212) 777-1767
Posted by Verticus Erectus at 2:20 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014
3rd Annual New Voices Playfest Atlantic Stage is looking for 10-minute plays, One-Act plays and Full-length plays to include in its 3rd Annual New Voices Playfest. Submission Requirements 1. Deadline ends January 31, 2014 2. 10-Minute Plays, One-Act Plays, Full-length Plays 3. One submission per genre per playwright 4. Unproduced original work 5. Submissions cut off after first 200 per genre. 6. PDF file or word document in a standard play format – no screen plays, no musicals. 7. Blind submissions will be given to readers. Please include personal information on a separate attachment. The first attachment should have the cast requirements, synopsis, and script without your name; the second attachment would have the Playwright’s Bio and contact information including name of the script! Please title the first attachment with the name of your play, the second attachment with your last name, first name, and name of the play. As in: (Romeo and Juliet); Shakespeare, William (Romeo and Juliet). Email submissions to email@example.com 8. Notifications will be made to selected playwrights in March as soon as the reader’s have completed all evaluations.
Posted by Steve at 10:33 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014
Questlove reflects on Amiri Baraka:
I’m not the right age for Amiri Baraka, not exactly. Or rather: I’m not the right age to have seen his changes as they happened. Mr. Baraka, who died last week at 79, passed through so many different phases, from middle-class kid in Newark to aspiring Beat poet to founder of the Black Arts movement to leftist activist to academic. For me, he arrived as an author looking back, already armed with his own self-reflection: He published his memoir, “The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones,” in 1984, when I was in high school, though the book didn’t make its way into my hands or my brain until a few years after that.
To continue reading on the New York Times website, please click here.
Posted by Steve at 11:08 AM